Jo is a Kentuckian who returned home after 25 years. She grew up in Falmouth, Ky and was an art student throughout her primary and secondary school education; a student of both Diane Platt & Brenda McGinnis.
Jo attended Clayton State University in Morrow, GA and graduated with her Bachelor of Music in 1998, she continued to practice her art. In the early 2000’s, Jo became more active with her painting and drawing, picking up continuing education classes at Savannah College of Art & Design - Atlanta, studying with Nan McGarity & Carolyn Fuller.
After moving to Alaska in 2008, employed by the Federal Aviation Administration, Jo took up the brush again with a focus on color statements of deep personal emotion and experience.
It is with great joy and gratitude that she now joins Garrard Arts Center.